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Featured Hostels in Dunedin

On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers
4 out of 5
12 Filleul Street, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $20 per night

Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is steps away from Dunedin Town Hall and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (161 reviews)

"Very clean, well run, we were instantly given another room when the first one had people in it who took all the beds, not just the 4 they had paid for. Just a couple more hooks in the shower cubicles, please."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 6, 2020

On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers
Stafford Gables Hostel
2 out of 5
71 Stafford St, Dunedin Central, Dunedin
The price is CA $50 per night

Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Dunedin Casino and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are also ...

2.5/5 (19 reviews)

"All basics covered. A nice stay in Dunedin for the price and location."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2020

Stafford Gables Hostel
Manor House Backpackers
2 out of 5
28 Manor Place, Dunedin, Otago
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $50 per night

Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Dunedin Casino and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (59 reviews)

"Exactly what I needed after a restless trip to the previous town. Homely, peaceful, nice comfortable people although almost far from everything else to walk. Closest to the Tunnel Beach which was the whole point of my trip but it was pouring in Dunedin. Still a nice time despite staying in. No regrets ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2020

Manor House Backpackers
Kiwis Nest - Hostel
3 out of 5
597 George St, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $66 per night

Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Otago Museum and University of Otago. The Octagon and Forsyth Barr Stadium are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (137 reviews)

"Great location walking distance to cafes restaurants and shops. Our en-suite room was large & comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Kiwis Nest - Hostel
Geeky Gecko - Hostel
2 out of 5
6 Stafford St, Dunedin, Otago
The price is CA $41 per night

Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Dunedin Casino and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are also ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Nice hostel, kindly stuff, close to the city center, cool arts. I enjoyed my stay in the hostel. 👍👍👍"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 25, 2020

Geeky Gecko - Hostel
Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios
2 out of 5
277 Rattray St, Dunedin, OTA
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Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Speight's Brewery and The Octagon. University of Otago and Forsyth Barr Stadium are ...

Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios
Campus Summer Stays - Otago Village
2 out of 5
190 Union Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago
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Located in the heart of Dunedin, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Forsyth Barr Stadium and University of Otago. The Octagon is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
Great Experience

"For staying in a campus dormitory, service was responsive, well organized, and perfectly helpful. Facilities were modern and clean. It was a great stop for me."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2020

Campus Summer Stays - Otago Village
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Quest Dunedin
Quest Dunedin
4 out of 5
333 Cumberland St, Dunedin
The price is CA $108 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (534 reviews)

"Tidy, stylish, convenient. Parking available but extra."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 1, 2020

Quest Dunedin
The Victoria Hotel Dunedin
The Victoria Hotel Dunedin
4 out of 5
137 St Andrew Street Centre City, Dunedin
The price is CA $106 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Great place to stay, the Sunday breakfast buffet was outstanding."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 5, 2020

The Victoria Hotel Dunedin
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
4.5 out of 5
118 High Street, Dunedin
The price is CA $117 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Nice comfy beds. Room was warm. The internet was no very good if I had to pick a hole. But lovely Helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 3, 2020

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for an affordable place to stay in Dunedin, one of the 6 hostels here could be a great option for you. No two hostels look the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Dunedin for a good value, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out cultural highlights like the museums in this destination, or enjoy the local tours and other activities.

Hostels in Dunedin

Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start:

Campus Summer Stays - Otago Village - Located within a 10-minute walk of Forsyth Barr Stadium. You can take advantage of free WiFi and laundry facilities, as well as a pool table. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.

On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers - Located steps from St. Paul's Cathedral. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar. Rooms come with showers and coffee/tea makers.

Manor House Backpackers - Located within a 10-minute walk of Speight's Brewery. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen.

Kiwis Nest - Hostel - Located steps from Otago Museum. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and laundry facilities.

Stafford Gables Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Speight's Brewery. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a bar. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Dunedin?

The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically January and February, while July and August are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 70° F and nighttime temperatures average 47° F
  • April-June: 64° F is the daytime average and 35° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 60° F and nighttime averages are around 35° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 70° F during the day and 42° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.42 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Dunedin?

Depending on what interests you, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • First Church of Otago
  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Natural Features
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden
  • Penguin Place
  • Taieri Gorge
Cultural Attractions
  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame
  • Otago Museum
  • Regent Theatre

Generally, Dunedin is known for its:

  • Tours
  • Gardens
  • Museums
  • Historical sites
  • Breweries
  • Wildlife
  • Churches

How to Get to Dunedin and Around the Area

You can find the closest airport in Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.), located 15 mi (24.2 km) away from the city center. Once you've arrived, you might want to use public transit during your trip. If you're looking to check out more of the surrounding area, head over to Dunedin Railway Station to hop on a train.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Dunedin?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for sightseeing. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums, and the gardens create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many different forms, but they all have three main qualities in common, including low prices, a social atmosphere, and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in Dunedin?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the highest reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers - Located steps from The Octagon. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar. Rooms come with showers and coffee/tea makers. Stafford Gables Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of The Octagon. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a bar. Manor House Backpackers - Located within a 20-minute walk of The Octagon. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Kiwis Nest - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of University of Otago. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels and linens. Geeky Gecko - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of The Octagon. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find showers, free toiletries, and lockers in all rooms.
How many hostels will I be able to find in Dunedin?
If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in Dunedin, one of Expedia’s 7 hostels might be a great choice for you.
What's the seasonal weather like in Dunedin?
The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 45°F. Average annual rainfall for Dunedin is 39 inches.
What is there to see and do in Dunedin?
Generally, Dunedin is known for its local tours, gardens, and museums. Major attractions include The Octagon, Forsyth Barr Stadium, and Brighton Beach. Get out into nature with places like Dunedin Botanic Garden, St. Clair Beach, and Signal Hill. Cultural attractions include Regent Theatre, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, and New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.
What's the best way to get around Dunedin?
You can fly into the closest airport, which is Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.), 15 mi (24.2 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to make use of public transit. If you’re looking to explore more of the surrounding area, make your way to Dunedin Railway Station to take a train.

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